Elements of Classical Music: Science, Methodology, and Story-telling

There are three sections in this blog post: (1) The science of pitch, and how a musical vocabulary is created. (2) The technical basics of classical music, how pitches are combined to create and release tension. (3) A retrospective of classical music in terms of this approach to tension and release. If you just want a listening guide, skip to Section 3! If you want to learn the theory, read Sections 1 and 2 as well.

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